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Job Title Paralegal (Trading Legal)
Opening Date 24-Aug-2020
Closing Date 29-Jul-2021
Location London

Capula is looking for a Paralegal to join our Trading Legal team. This is fantastic opportunity to work in a small team for a leading hedge fund, which provides ample opportunity to learn about trade contracts and agreements, and work with multiple departments. Candidates must have experience in ISDA documentation.

Overall purpose of the job:

Capula Investment Management is a large global hedge fund. The Trading Legal team is part of the wider in-house legal function at Capula Investment Management.

The ideal candidate would be a paralegal with some knowledge of the buy-side trading documentation framework. The role will be to assist the Trading Legal team to support Capula funds' ongoing trading requirements, new launches, projects, regulatory compliance matters and dealing with queries on an ad hoc basis.

A significant portion of this role will be administrative, including, managing the executions process and maintaining the relevant databases. The ideal candidate will be proactive and diligent in performing these tasks to a high standard.

Specific responsibilities

  • Liaising with internal teams, including front-office, operations, compliance and middle-office accounting
  • Assisting with the review, drafting and negotiation of certain trading agreements
  • Coordinate the execution of documents, liaising with the directors and counterparties as required
  • Central documentation list maintenance
  • Maintenance of various document management systems and databases
  • Oversee the confirmations process, including initial reviews and follow ups.
  • Assist with projects as required

Education and Qualifications

  • Legally trained or some prior paralegal experience (ideally in a bank or a derivatives or trading legal team) is preferred but not absolutely required

Core skills required;

  • ISDA documentation experience is essential
  • Articulate, with excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Be able to work both independently and as part of the team.
  • Must be able to prioritise/drive for execution.
  • Ability to exercise judgment within defined parameters.
  • The ability to prioritise effectively and manage a generous workload
  • Attention to detail is essential
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